Westland ocean outfall project aims to increase penguin population

February 19, 2020

Westland Milk Products is moving mountains to ensure Hokitika’s blue penguin population not only survives but thrives over the course of its ocean outfall project and beyond.

NZ Penguin Initiative after its first year

January 23, 2020

The NZ Penguin Initiative is all about penguin conservation action and has just released its fourth quarter report after a busy year.

New penguin rehab enclosure receives its first penguin

January 22, 2020

Monday (20th January 2020) was World Penguin Awareness Day and what better day for a blue penguin in need of some TLC to move into a new penguin rehabilitation enclosure in Hokitika.

World of Penguins – Greymouth talks coming up

January 16, 2020

Join us for an update on the work of the Trust and 'World of Penguins' - an entertaining and informative talk from Trust Scientist, Kerry-Jayne Wilson MNZM

First blue penguin foraging depth results for the coast

January 14, 2020

With the help of the NZ Penguin Initiative, the West Coast Penguin Trust has expanded its blue penguin marine foraging study to learn about depth as well as direction.

Charleston Blue Penguin Ranger reports on the season

December 10, 2019

We are grateful to have Luisa Salis-Soglio on the team this year. Luisa has been volunteering as our Ranger at Charleston while writing up our blue penguin monitoring data for her Masters. She has provided a report for the season to date.

Donate to the penguins this Black Friday

November 22, 2019

Don't get caught up in Christmas sales, you can help penguins instead!

Westland petrel chicks might need your help

November 19, 2019

Westland petrel chicks are leaving the nest for the first time between November and January and can be disorientated by lights and poor weather at the very start of their long journey to South America.

DOC confirms confidence in Trust with three year grant

November 14, 2019

DOC Community Fund grants have just been announced and the West Coast Penguin Trust is delighted to have been granted funds to support three years of work.

Penguin talks in Westport Friday 15th November

November 10, 2019

For the first time in a long time, the West Coast Penguin Trust will be in Westport this Friday to deliver an update on our projects and Kerry-Jayne Wilson will present a not to be missed talk for all penguin lovers "The World of Penguins".